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The finish under the turntable inside the oven has a 3" long x 1" wide place where it has been burned away. I overcooked something (accidently pushed the min button instead of the sec button)but did not see any damage at that time. Since then tho, the finish has cracked & come off & the metal is rusted & growing. I now use a microwave roasting or bacon dish on the turntable & the item I am cooking atop that which effectively covers the metal & cooks the food. I cook almost exclusively in the microwave. Is it safe to use as is? What do you see as my options at this point?

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Hello, This is a personal opinion, but if the microwave has a crack in it I beleive I would rather buy one than take any kind off risk no matter how bad it looks. I would rather purchase a new one than take anyones word over my family's safety.

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If the turntable is not running , then the cook will not be heated uniformely, and this can be unhealty, particularly if you heat meat or foods that must be cooked.

Additionally, being the food heated more in a specific point, where the magnetron is nearer, then you also risk food going on fire again.

I suggest repairing the oven as soon as possible.

If you give us the model number we can find parts and diagrams for your appliance.

Thanks.

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This microwave is not safe and should be removed from your home immediately. this can cause small levels of radiation to linger freely in your home. please discontinue usage. i would buy a new unit for safty.

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If oven cabinet is damaged then it is unsafe.

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It is not safe at all .
Unplug the unit and all the connection and components have to be checked by technican .

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